chemical peel

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of chemical peel

: a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles that involves the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (such as alpha hydroxy acid) to the skin

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First Known Use of chemical peel

1978


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chemical peel

noun

medical Definition of chemical peel

: a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles involving the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (as trichloroacetic acid) to the skin

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